Sosan, M.B., Ajibade, R.O., Udah, O., & Adeleye, A.O. 2020 Preliminary Survey of Mealybug Incidence and Infestation of Pawpaw (Carica papaya L.) in a Rainforest Ecology in Nigeria. Ife Journal of Agriculture 32(2): 79-90


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  • Notes: Field surveys were carried out at four selected locations within Obafemi Awolowo University Campus, Ile-Ife, Nigeria between August and December, 2017 to determine incidence, species richness and relative abundance of mealybugs on pawpaw (Carica papaya L.). The significant higher population of Paracoccus marginatus and its predominance over other mealybug species suggest its tendency to cause potential damage and yield loss of pawpaw if necessary measures are not put in place to curtail the infestation of the insect.